- From: Adam the Tired <adam.the.tired.NOSPAM.@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 22:09:58 GMT
One time (6/20/2007 5:48 PM), at Usenet camp, Aaron Burt wrote:
On 2007-06-19, Adam the Tired <adam.the.tired.NOSPAM> wrote:Price has nothing to do with quality when it comes to software: you
could walk, or bounce along on a pogo-stick shoved up your ass -
walking is free, you have to pay for the pogo-stick.
I just wanted to note that this is a wonderful metaphor. It addresses
cost, shininess, efficiency, effort, stability, and appeal to
Thank you. :-)
It suggests an image that perfectly conveys the sublime ridiculousness
of an office-full of people being forced to use such gizmos.
Imagining the toupees and coat-tails flapping up and down,
"Sublime ridiculousness" - that's a great way of putting it. Right along with the sort of luser/PHB-think reflected in this ASR quote:
Don't bother arguing with a Windows User. The same people that tell you that a Windows program is as good as a Linux program would also tell you it's better to wipe your ass with your bare friggin hand instead of toilet paper. I can hear them now -- "It might not work as well, it might piss you off, it might be a whole lot messier....but it's easier to learn, even a child can do it...and it's much more colorful!"
-- Brian J.S. Miller
Sadly, I've found that simile and metaphor are lost on those who most need to hear them.
 Think internal bits getting punctured, peritonitis, etc.
Adam the Tired
192. The proper response to a briefing is not "That's what you think."
-From "The 213 Things Skippy Is No Longer Allowed To Do In The U.S. Army"